Job: Research positions - Vacancies (2 posts, 50% + 1 PhD grant-contract), 3-years project

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Jan 9 16:14:22 UTC 2009

Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2009 01:14:48 +0100
From: Gudrun Ziegler <gudrun.ziegler at>
Message-ID: <5E266630-64A5-4203-9217-84FB2F6B27D7 at>

The University of Luxembourg FLSHASE - Educational Sciences & Language

is looking for the following profiles within the national research

"Development of English in Plurilingual Settings",

deadline for applications: JANUARY 15, 2009,

positions to start by March/May 2009:

1 Postdoctoral researcher
2 year-contract, renewable once, 20h/week (50%), starting spring 2009

1 Research associate
2 year-contract, renewable once, 20h/week (50%), starting spring 2009

1 PhD student grant
Ref: F3R-LCM-AFR-0809
AFR (Contract, type: "Aide à la formation recherche", 40h/week,  
starting spring 2009, 3 years)

The project "Development of English in Plurilingual Settings" is  
concerned with the development of English amongst young learners in  
plurilingual settings. It builds and completes a corpus with regard to  
developmental features of the learner variety from a discourse-in- 
interaction perspective.

The successful candidate(s) will join the project Development of  
"English in Plurilingual Settings" which runs from Spring 2009 to end  
of 2012.


    * collecting different types (audio, video, oral, written) of data  
covering an array of activities in English in a plurilingual learning  
    * managing interactional data for implementation in a data-base  
and a coded corpus
    * managing project schedule according to advances in analysis and  
    * analysis of data (discourse, science, media)
    * observation, analysis and building of inventories
    * implementation and development (theoretical and methodological  
concepts in line with the focus of the project
    * drafting reports, minutes, presentations, papers


* Relevant degree (MA-level or doctorate (PhD)) in one of the  
following fields, relevant to the project: language development,  
empirical developmental research, English as international language  
and/or ESL research, applied linguistics, multilingualism, study of  
child language or communication analysis, data-treatment, corpus  
    * Highly motivated, internationally experienced researcher or
professional (MA-level and/or PhD-level) in one/several of the fields
concerend with a proven record as regards the integration, set-up and/
or management of data-driven scientific projects.
    * Experience with data-bases, corpus design and/or implementation  
and/or (early) schooling institutions an asset.
    * Substantial, theoretically grounded methodological skills as  
regards the (analytical/technical) handling of developmental/ 
interactional data are required, prior experiences in collecting and  
integrating situated data into corpora-/data-treatment-systems are an  
    * Experiences in working with development (language/s, resources,  
socio-cognitive dimensions, activity dimensions) in a specific domain  
or a specific age group represent an advantage.

As the candidate/s will be working with different types of data
covering an array of languages and modalities, she/he has excellent
command of at least two of the following languages: English (and its
varieties), German and/or French (written and spoken), Luxembourgish
and/or a further language an asset.

Excellent self-management skills, ability and willingness to engage
into active team-management, intercultural, technical and
interdisciplinary awareness as well as a motivation to join a
challenging environment within a trilingual, international and young
University are prerequisites for the positions open within this

For further information please contact:

Ass.-Prof. Dr. Gudrun Ziegler
Phone: (+352) 46 66 44 9363
Mail: gudrun.ziegler @

Candidates should submit the following documents:

    * letter of motivation, stating the link of previous work/ 
      interests with the position and the project
    * curriculum vitae
    * record of publications and projects (if applicable)
    * copies of diploma(s)
    * two references (relevant to the position)

by sending applications - DEADLINE JANUARY 15, 2009 - to:

University of Luxembourg
Ass.-Prof. Dr. Gudrun Ziegler - Secrétariat
Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education  
Campus Walferdange
B.P. 2
L-7201 Luxembourg-Walferdange
Grand-Duché de Luxembourg

Applications will be handled in strict confidence. The University of  
Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

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Check out our European Project SEMLANG
- Training Language Teachers for a Multilingual Europe -

Vient de paraître:
- Précis du plurilinguisme et du pluriculturalisme -

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Find out more about the
- Master - Learning & Development in Multilingual and Multicultural  
Contexts (MA multi-LEARN) -

Find out more about current research activities:
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Dr. Gudrun Ziegler, Ass.-Professor
Faculty of Language & Literature, Humanities, Arts & Education

Mail to: gudrun.ziegler at AND gudrun.ziegler at

Send to: University of Luxembourg, Campus Walferdange, Route de  
Diekrich, L-7201 Luxembourg
Call: 00352 46 66 44 - 93 63
Fax: 00352 46 66 44 - 96 38

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